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monograph - scholarly article
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
crone - hag; ugly old woman
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision