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factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work