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deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
statute - law enacted by the legislature
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
innate - inborn
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.