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spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
concentric - having a common center
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence