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demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
mauve - pale purple
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle