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swindler - cheater
omnipresent - universally present; ubiquitous
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
monumental - massive; impressively large; built as a monument