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attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
innate - inborn