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nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
canto - division of a long poem
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
flotsam - drifting wreckage
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line