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commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)