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centrifuge - machine that separates substances by whirling them
larder - pantry; place where food is kept
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
odoriferous - giving off an odor
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike