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::: dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
::: conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
::: itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: suture - stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound