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apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
compute - reckon; calculate
feign - pretend
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy