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shrewdmarked by clever discerning awareness and hardheaded acumen
insuperableincapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved
miniona servile dependent, follower, or underling
vertebrateany of a subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordates that comprises animals (such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) typically having a bony or cartilaginous spinal column which replaces the notochord, a distinct head containing a brain which arises as an enlarged part of the nerve cord, and an internal usually bony skeleton and that includes some primitive forms (such as lampreys) in which the spinal column is absent and the notochord persists throughout life
purgeto clear of guilt
opaqueblocking the passage of radiant energy and especially light : exhibiting opacity (see opacity
fervidvery hot : burning
masona skilled worker who builds by laying units of substantial material (such as stone or brick)
opportunistone that is opportunistic or that practices opportunism