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dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate