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1. No frills
• A no-frills or no frills service or product is one for which the non-essential features have been removed to keep the price low.
• The term “frills” originally refers to a style of fabric decoration.
Usage: All told, this disc presents a pleasant slate of pop jazz tunes with no frills.

2. Metaphysics
• Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.

3. Quackery
• Quackery, often synonymous with health fraud, is the promotion of fraudulent or ignorant medical practices.
Usage: Where the distinction between reliable and unreliable information is unclear, quackery, soothsaying, and magical thinking thrive

4. Attrition
• The process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
Usage: The council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition.

5. Garrison
• Garrison is the collective term for anybody of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base.

6. Crouch
• Adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself.
Usage: We crouched down in the trench.

7. Behest
• A person’s orders or command.
Usage: He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.
Synonyms: instruction, bidding, request.

8. Fete
• A public function, typically held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity, including entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments.
Usage: The race is the centerpiece of a day with a fete on the village green and a celebratory barbecue afterwards.

9. Simmering
• Simmering is a food preparation technique in which foods are cooked in hot liquids kept just below the boiling point of water, but higher than poaching temperature.
Usage: In the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

10. Pervade
• Especially of a smell spread through and be perceived in every part of.
Usage: A smell of stale cabbage pervaded the air.

11. Vacillating
• Wavering between different opinions or actions; irresolute.
Usage: He was accused of vacillating leadership.

12. Reductionism
• Reductionism is any of several related philosophical ideas regarding the associations between phenomena which can be described in terms of other simpler or more fundamental phenomena.

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