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circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
topple - become unsteady and fall down