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::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
::: vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia