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miserly - stingy; mean
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
analogous - comparable; similar
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real