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myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
mimicry - imitation
ameliorate - improve
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.