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neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate