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maudlin - effusively sentimental
exiguous - small in amount; minute
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
infirmity - weakness
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end