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prong - pointed projecting part
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
paucity - scarcity; dearth
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
droll - queer and amusing
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm