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jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
arboreal - of or living in trees
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence