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wastrel - waster; profligate
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation