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::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
::: gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: inductive - pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
::: mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork