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quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
resumption - taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
abut - border upon; adjoin