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aberrant
deviating from what is normal or typical
shunt
to move to one side
etiology
the science of the causes and origins of disease
tumescence
swelling
mete
allot, distribute
flotilla
a small fleet
beadle
minor official
adagio
slow in music
tercentenary
300 years
archetype
model, original pattern
catharsis
healing through art, the alleviation of fears by realizing them
imbroglio
a confused or dificult situation, a confused heap or tangle
amanuensis
a secretary
atavism
reversion to a primitive type, resemblance to a remote ancestor
intaglio
a figure or design cut benith the surface of hard metal or stone
hircine
goat-like
aficionado
a fan
grandee
a person of the highest rank
liason
the contact made between to military groups desiding on an action
anachronism
anything that is out of place in time
plumb
to fathom or understand
augury
the art of prophecy, an omen
farrier
blacksmith
entomologist
one who studies bugs
salvo
a sudden outburst
contralto
lowest femal voice
extrovert
a person who is outgoing
libretto
a text of an opera or other dramatic musical work
mulct
to punish by fine, to extract by fraud or deceit
ephemeral
short-lived
andante
moderate in tempo
saurian
lizardlike
lupine`
wolf-like
ophidian
ovine
snakelike
sheeplike
neurasthenic
having emotional conflicts that lead to weakness and depression
dyspeptic
grouchy, gloomy
craven
cowardly
contrite
crushed in spirit by feeling guilt
Solecism
substandard use of words,
violation of good manners
Sybarite
one who is fond of the luxury of living
untrammeled
unrestrained
aphasia
loss of power to use or understand words
palladium
place of shelter
eke
to supplement, to use frugally
ecumenical
universal, general, fostering Christian unity throught the world
cortege
a group of attendants accompanying a person
svelte
slender and graceful
Adonis
an exceptionally hansome young man
vasectomy
the surgical removal of the duct and conveys the male sperm
bane
cause of death
iridescent
displaying colors of the rainbow
tryst
a meeting between lovers
lapidary
an expert in precious stones