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lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature