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accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant