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::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
::: myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
::: parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
::: canto - division of a long poem
::: nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling