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touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
girth - distance around something; circumference
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
progenitor - ancestor
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
nauseous - causing nausea; feeling nausea