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atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
linguistic - pertaining to language
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible