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::: myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
::: tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
::: mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
::: irascible - irritable; easily angered
::: masticate - chew
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
::: collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy