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lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
misogamy - hatred of marriage