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cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
annuity - yearly allowance
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle