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gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
stipend - pay for services
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N: