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canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
blunder - error; stupid mistake
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction