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diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.