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canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
allay - calm; pacify
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)