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apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
bacchanalian - drunken
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
abode - dwelling place; home
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive