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::: latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
::: discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
::: insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy