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myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
beeline - direct quick route
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean