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anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
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
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership