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brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
perturb - disturb greatly
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used