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titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out