Definition: (adjective) Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Usage: I happen to be teetotal, so I will forgo the wine being served with dinner.
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Definition: (noun) A small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off).
Synonyms: piece, scrap, fragment, part, particle, snatch, shred.
Usage: She went round the farm-garden, nibbling off snippets of all the different sorts of herbs that are used for stuffing roast duck.
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Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together.
Usage: Thanks to her naval training, Megan was able to enlace the threads and form a complicated knot, securing the lumber safely to the roof of my truck.
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Definition: (noun) Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage.
Synonyms: hoax, put-on, humbug, fraudulence.
Usage: Even the most intelligent among us may be tempted by the dupery of Internet con artists if we are not careful.
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Definition: (noun) The bodily property of being well rounded.
Synonyms: plumpness, roundness.
Usage: He had the lavish embonpoint of a pig.
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