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myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
reprisal - retaliation