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whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
predilection - preference; partiality
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward