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miserly - stingy; mean
pretext - excuse
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
indelible - not able to be erased
contusion - bruise
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners