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knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
adversary - opponent; enemy
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
prototype - original work used as a model by others
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus