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frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger