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nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
ligneous - like wood
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments