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mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity