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procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
adept - expert at; very skilled
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man