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spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
compensatory - making up for; repaying
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
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
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited