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whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside