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nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
seasoned - experienced
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
underscore - underline; emphasize
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity