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parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)