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avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
lineage - descent; ancestry