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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
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet