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chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent