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::: pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: archipelago - group of closely located islands
::: contaminate - pollute
::: prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
::: canto - division of a long poem
::: numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
::: elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
::: laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
::: fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent