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::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
::: vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable