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::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: abut - border upon; adjoin
::: garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
::: aversion - firm dislike
::: disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless