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shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
invincible - unconquerable
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer