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attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
obsequy - funeral ceremony