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dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound