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catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
vying - contending; CF. vie