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polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
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)
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
injurious - harmful; causing injury
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy