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::: canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
::: restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish