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parry
v. to ward off, evade, advoid: n. a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
doctrine
a belief, principal or teaching system.
belittle
v. to make something appear smaller than it is:to refer in a way to lacking impt.
convey
v. to transport, to communicate, make known
juncture
n. a joining together: the point in which 2 things meet
acme
the highest point
attribute
n. a characteristic belonging to someone. v. to assign to, credit with
turncoat
n. a person who switches sides or parties
exotic
foreign, charming, unusual
stance
n. a way of holding the body
jaunty
adj. lively, easy and carefree
menial
adj. lowly, humble, lacking impt. or dignity: n. a servant who does the unpleasant tasks
excise
v. to remove by cutting n. an indirect tax on the sale or distribution of a service
haggard
adj. thin pale careworn as a result of worry or suffering
ravage
v. to destroy, lay waste, ruin. n. destruction, damage
predatory
adj. preying on
unassuming
adj. modest
wallow
v. to roll about in a lazy way. n. a wet, muddy area used by animals to bathe in
tawdry
adj. gawdy, showy, flashing and lacking good taste