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phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
splice - join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)