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sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
wary - very cautious; watchful
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic