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::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
::: optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
::: impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress