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pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
trickster - person who cheats people
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence