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::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
::: maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
::: decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
::: collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.