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stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor