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Word: paraphernalia

Definition: equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry


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::: discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
::: mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
::: scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
::: gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
::: droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
::: painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
::: grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure