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ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy