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miser: someone who hoards money; one who saves greedily
daunt: to intimidate; to discourage
nostalgic: yearning for the good old days
assuage: to soothe
saccharine: overly sweet
stanza: a section of a poem
jeopardy: danger
supercilious: haughty; arrogant
avarice: greed
pivotal: important; critical; crucial
blithe: free-spirited; carefree
scrupulous: careful; diligent; moral
volatile: changeable; unstable; explosive
voluminous: very large; spacious
peripheral: on the edge; surrounding; unimportant
hedonistic: pleasure-seeking; indulgent
amity: friendship
benefactor: a generous donor; someone who helps
discord: disagreement
ostentatious: showing off
contentious: quarrelsome
reprove: to scold; to find fault with
pessimism: gloominess; a belief that the bad guys always win
cursory: hasty; not thorough
profligate: extremely wasteful; widely extravagant




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