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::: punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
::: 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
::: gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: aloft - upward; high up in the air
::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
::: defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism