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clandestine - secret
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly