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miserly - stingy; mean
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
scorch - sear; N.
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune