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perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
onerous - burdensome
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical