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hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
miscellaneous - made up of a variety of parts
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
mimicry - imitation