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nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
acknowledge - recognize; admit
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment