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favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
raiment - clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
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