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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack