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brackish - somewhat saline
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails