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archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
devoid - empty; lacking