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niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
swindler - cheater
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg