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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance