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unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties