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conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
abbreviate - shorten
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
emancipate - set free; liberate