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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
replete - fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
gratuity - tip
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
scorch - sear; N.
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.