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rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
attenuate - make thin; weaken
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small