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::: gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
::: dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
::: mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.