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::: geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
::: mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence