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sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
avocation - secondary or minor occupation