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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
subaltern - subordinate
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully