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::: quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
::: abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
::: deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
::: recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
::: speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye