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paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer