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ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
insolence - impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire