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mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
unravel - disentangle; solve