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::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
::: slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
::: myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
::: opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
::: lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy