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pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
abhor - detest; hate
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
deign - condescend; stoop
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible