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pedigree - ancestry; lineage
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt