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::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
::: comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
::: grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas