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dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant