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::: gainsay - deny
::: unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
::: fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
::: graduated - arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
::: epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)