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mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
adversary - opponent; enemy
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one