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::: parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
::: trident - three-pronged spear
::: multilingual - having many languages; fluent in several languages
::: intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
::: veer - change in direction; swerve
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce