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leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
alcove - nook; recess
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause