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ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
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
skinflint - miser; stingy person
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
engender - cause; produce; give rise to