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paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.