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counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
awful - terrible; very bad
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position