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mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning