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contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
deplete - reduce; exhaust
annuity - yearly allowance