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gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
tactile - pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant