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vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
addiction - compulsive habitual need
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger