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plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
obsequy - funeral ceremony
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
abrogate - abolish
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat