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tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
gullible - easily deceived
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
filing - particle removed by a file
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner