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sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
collation - a light meal; collating
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
agitate - stir up; disturb
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing