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upshot - outcome; final result
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist