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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
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
arraign - charge in court; indict
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
prank - mischievous trick
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve