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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
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of