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attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
genesis - beginning; origin
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious