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::: yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: compute - reckon; calculate
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
::: interloper - intruder; one who interferes
::: congeal - freeze; coagulate
::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
::: morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy