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mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
spatial - relating to space
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception