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taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues