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::: thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
::: despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: mammoth - gigantic; enormous
::: polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism