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cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent