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wastrel - waster; profligate
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
apparition - ghost; phantom
spoof - parody
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill