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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
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
subaltern - subordinate
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting