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::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
::: hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle