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reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
sprightly - lively
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal