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gusty - windy
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
vex - annoy; distress
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition