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::: gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
::: hut - crude dwelling; shack
::: dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
::: artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
::: opportune - timely; well-chosen
::: jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
::: discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
::: supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of