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decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
avarice - greediness for wealth
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)