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simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
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