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paucity - scarcity; dearth
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
animated - lively; spirited