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centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons