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contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)