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ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot