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skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile