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prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
acrophobia - fear of heights
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.