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nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
cistern - reservoir or water tank
extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information