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lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid