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contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
execrable - very bad; detestable
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
flaunt - display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat