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precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
expedite - hasten; make go faster
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb