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lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention