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dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle