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paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity