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::: marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
::: plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: repartee - quick clever reply
::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: desiccate - dry up
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote