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opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
baroque - highly ornate
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people