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::: hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
::: exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
::: filch - steal (things of small value)
::: chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: unique - without an equal; single in kind
::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse