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::: comestible - something fit to be eaten
::: dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: indubitable - unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
::: precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: unique - without an equal; single in kind
::: obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
::: 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