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hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional