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superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar