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astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
prong - pointed projecting part
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes