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gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement