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expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
dauntless - bold; fearless
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic