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incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
knack - special talent; art
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need