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exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
annihilate - destroy
propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce