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claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
analgesia - condition of being unable to feel pain
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
sinister - evil; ominous
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate