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::: 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
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: mortician - undertaker; CF. death
::: tertiary - third in order or rank
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar