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gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
captious - faultfinding; too critical
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)