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parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
meager - scanty; inadequate
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound