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nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
invulnerable - incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling