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preamble - introductory statement
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome