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healthful - conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
infamous - notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate