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painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
bilk - swindle; cheat
missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)