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skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
rendezvous - meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
propensity - natural inclination
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real