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niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
euthanasia - mercy killing
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
centripetal - tending toward the center
dissent - disagree