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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
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
contusion - bruise
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing