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compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop