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::: impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
::: finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
::: beneficent - kindly; doing good
::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: 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
::: pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense