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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
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
clasp - hold firmly within arms
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity