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hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle