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sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
adept - expert at; very skilled
chaffing - bantering; joking
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
menace - threat; V: threaten
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition