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petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
unintimating - unfrightening
matrimony - state of being married
approbation - approval
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism