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smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
defalcate - embezzle
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate