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slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
malediction - curse
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy