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incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
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
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body