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waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
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
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
predecessor - former occupant of a post
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind