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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
callus - area of thick hard skin
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life