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::: sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: 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
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
::: indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
::: exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel