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shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
wary - very cautious; watchful
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
viscid - adhesive; gluey