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::: vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
::: graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
::: attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
::: taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
::: codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
::: rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction