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nugatory - worthless; futile
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
apparition - ghost; phantom
narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
appellation - name; title
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents