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impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition