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acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
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
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate