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::: hovel - shack; small wretched house
::: vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
::: begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
::: concise - brief and compact
::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance