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sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
abut - border upon; adjoin
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
tawny - brownish yellow
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse