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scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status