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::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
::: heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
::: cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class