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::: frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
::: enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
::: intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
::: notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
::: numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals