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::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
::: truism - self-evident truth
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: shrewd - clever; astute
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''