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modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer