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::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
::: sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
::: exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
::: detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor