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devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
squander - waste; spend foolishly
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.