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totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.