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circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
clandestine - secret
attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
clientele - body of customers
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
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
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism