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stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual