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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
willowy - flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury