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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
fiend - evil spirit; devil
mural - wall painting
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
incur - bring upon oneself
menace - threat; V: threaten
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German