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foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.