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lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
braggart - boaster; bragger
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
veer - change in direction; swerve
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
stipend - pay for services
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment