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hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful