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::: lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
::: swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
::: predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
::: interloper - intruder; one who interferes
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor