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billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly