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knack - special talent; art
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
filing - particle removed by a file
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes