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pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
underlying - lying below; fundamental
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
isotope - varying from of an element
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends