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scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
weary - tired after long work; V.
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
sherbet - flavored dessert ice
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious