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marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
outspoken - candid; blunt
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement