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breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
infinitesimal - very small