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::: apprehensive - fearful; discerning
::: terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
::: hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
::: carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
::: piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate