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pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
multiform - having many forms
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
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