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::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: buffoonery - clowning
::: connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
::: audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.