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egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first