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::: baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
::: crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
::: chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
::: universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest