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sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
disinclination - unwillingness
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
spectral - ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate