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carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
annul - make void
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit