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vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
demerit - fault; bad quality
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
wastrel - waster; profligate
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers