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illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
detonation - explosion
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure