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::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: exclaim - cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
::: discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
::: duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
::: impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery