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indigence - poverty
epoch - period of time
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
chicanery - trickery; deception
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously