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gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated