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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
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous