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poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism