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peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
curtail - shorten; reduce
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
overblown - inflated; exaggerated