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grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
pecuniary - pertaining to money
pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion