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Word: masochist

Definition: person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism


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::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
::: seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
::: concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: wastrel - waster; profligate