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::: 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
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
::: irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
::: odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
::: obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
::: stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
::: bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination