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divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
bearing - deportment; connection
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced