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::: iota - very small quantity
::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: trickster - person who cheats people
::: dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
::: elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery