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::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
::: collation - a light meal; collating
::: substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
::: 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''.
::: dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
::: quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
::: politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water