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collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
pretext - excuse
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey