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::: misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
::: disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous
::: pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually