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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
longevity - long life; long duration
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
incur - bring upon oneself