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::: 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
::: inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
::: marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
::: aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
::: encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate