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millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
cartographer - map-maker
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader