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surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement