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irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
trickster - person who cheats people
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
wastrel - waster; profligate
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)