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abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
arboreal - of or living in trees
breadth - width; extent
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
impious - irreverent
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand