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nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
filing - particle removed by a file
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
upshot - outcome; final result
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners