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penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
abominate - loathe; hate
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
enjoin - command; order; forbid
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
imminent - impending; near at hand
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive