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mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
alacrity - cheerful promptness without reluctance
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away