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feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language