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brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
pauper - very poor person
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner