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withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
mimicry - imitation
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry