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compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
fruition - bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization; Ex. come to/be brought to fruition
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding