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ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
aspirant - seeker after position or status
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of