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canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful