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::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: knoll - little round hill; hillock
::: deserts - what someone deserves
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
::: windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her