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demented - insane
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official