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::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: monochromatic - having only one color
::: nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling