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obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
repeal - revoke; annul
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice