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finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
archaic - antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)