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Word: skinflint

Definition: miser; stingy person


More Vocab Words

::: retort - quick sharp reply; V.
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
::: compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm