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::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: vex - annoy; distress
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
::: exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.