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deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
bolster - support; reinforce
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality