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flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
alcove - nook; recess
monograph - scholarly article
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure