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cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure