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ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
resurrect - revive
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
supple - flexible; limber; pliant
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.