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encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
compensatory - making up for; repaying
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people