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sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
pulverize - crush or grind into very small particles
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions