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::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
::: 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
::: slither - slip or slide
::: felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair