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::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
::: incipient - beginning; in an early stage
::: tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
::: periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty