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lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
hovel - shack; small wretched house
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias