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caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions