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pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
implacable - incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy