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nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
demerit - fault; bad quality
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
component - element; ingredient
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty