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topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
dissonance - discord
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong