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touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
minatory - menacing; threatening
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
comprise - include; consist of
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
fancied - imagined; unreal
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision