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avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
omnipotent - all-powerful; having unlimited power
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