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refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.