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::: trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
::: stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
::: libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
::: scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
::: navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast