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sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal