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::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: flaunt - display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
::: commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
::: garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy