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lateral - of or coming from the side
cartographer - map-maker
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology