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::: bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
::: scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
::: probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
::: candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
::: hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of