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penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia