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cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
unravel - disentangle; solve
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies