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::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
::: annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
::: aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
::: promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
::: cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome