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salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
blare - loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
plumage - feathers of a bird;
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack