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nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner