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wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
leonine - like a lion
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion