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::: stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
::: treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
::: mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
::: corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged