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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
hummock - small hill; hillock
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.