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maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
betroth - become engaged to marry
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
dissonance - discord
scrappy - quarrelsome