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quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement