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scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind