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legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander