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affluence - abundance; wealth
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence