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pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired