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diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
gaudy - flashy; showy
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line