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::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
::: scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
::: deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: 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.
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
::: retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile