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egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
skinflint - miser; stingy person
braggart - boaster; bragger
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument