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miserly - stingy; mean
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
gist - essence; main point; substance
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac