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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
miserly - stingy; mean
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
lunar - pertaining to the moon
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking