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mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow