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paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
pecuniary - pertaining to money
cubicle - small chamber used for sleeping or work
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction