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demolition - destruction; V. demolish
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
defalcate - embezzle
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
regatta - boat or yacht race
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile