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teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
Occident - the West
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
avuncular - of or like an uncle
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger