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miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
veer - change in direction; swerve
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument