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burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark