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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
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
perpetual - everlasting
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds