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::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
::: rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults