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cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
ligneous - like wood
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
bicker - quarrel