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cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
annul - make void
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
refraction - bending of a ray of light
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
attest - testify; bear witness