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swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
impudence - impertinence; insolence
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
cogitate - think over; ponder
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons