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legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares