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peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
entity - real being
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth