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haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
cleft - N: split
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm