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stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
buffoon - stupid person; clown