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acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
abscond - depart secretly and hide
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
astronomical - enormously large or extensive