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cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
wastrel - waster; profligate