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diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress