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materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
scanty - meager; insufficient
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
immutable - unchangeable
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose