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vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator