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spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
parallelism - state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
adorn - decorate
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
arable - fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land