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pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
enjoin - command; order; forbid
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
rotund - (of a person) fat and round
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect