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spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
attenuate - make thin; weaken
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
colossal - huge
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
repeal - revoke; annul
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal