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paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
skinflint - miser; stingy person
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree