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parsimony

noun
extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

parsimonious

adjective
excessively unwilling to spend

to explicate

verb
make plain and comprehensible

explicit

adjective
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication

to carp

verb
raise trivial objections

carping

noun
persistent petty and unjustified criticism

ferocity

noun
the property of being wild or turbulent

ferocious

adjective
marked by extreme and violent energy

to parch

verb
cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

parched

adjective
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

lithe

adjective
being flexible and moving in an attractive way

lithesome

adjective
gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease

epitaph

noun
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

epithet

noun
a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

epitome

noun
a standard or typical example

to epitomize

verb
embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of

amateur

adjective
not skilled or professional

amatory

adjective
expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

curt

adjective
brief and to the point; effectively cut short

to curtail

verb
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

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