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::: optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
::: graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
::: killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
::: beatific - giving or showing bliss; blissful
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: plumage - feathers of a bird;
::: underlying - lying below; fundamental
::: militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out