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winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference