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::: progenitor - ancestor
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
::: oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
::: libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
::: 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
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
::: invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
::: unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
::: nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind