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anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
bearing - deportment; connection
bookish - fond of books and reading
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad