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irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
squander - waste; spend foolishly
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
defection - desertion
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics