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husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion