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::: flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
::: luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
::: incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: edify - instruct; correct morally
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn