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::: squander - waste; spend foolishly
::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: gaudy - flashy; showy
::: cogent - convincing
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: baffle - frustrate; perplex
::: exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back