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acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
abscond - depart secretly and hide
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal