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pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
mammoth - gigantic; enormous
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal