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optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
defection - desertion
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure