To parry is to ward something off or deflect it.
To pare something down is to reduce or lessen it.
When something is severed, it is cut off, split, or separated from a whole.
Something irreparable, such as damage, cannot be repaired or fixed in any way.
An apparatchik is a very loyal subordinate to someone or something, especially to a particular political organization or leader.
When you prepare for something, such as a test, you get ready for it.
If two or more things are separate, they are not joined and so are apart from each other.
equipment designed to serve a specific function
provide with clothes or put clothes on
dressed or clothed especially in fine attire
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
a handheld collapsible source of shade
stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
preceding and preparing for something
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
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