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discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
ablution - washing
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery