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shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
craven - cowardly
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
nourishment - something that nourishes; food
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete