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::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
::: homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
::: myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'