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plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
accede - agree
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
obsidian - black volcanic rock
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)