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smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future