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::: bastard - illegitimate child
::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
::: distrait - absentminded; distracted
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources