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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
baffle - frustrate; perplex
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.