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obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
expound - explain
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive