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::: painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
::: gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning