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sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
paucity - scarcity; dearth
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction