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arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress