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noose - loop formed in a rope
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle