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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging