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excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
suitor - man who is courting a woman
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
gaffe - social blunder
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation