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::: tranquillity - calmness; peace
::: contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
::: 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
::: impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle