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lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
fleck - spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling