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::: annotate - comment; make explanatory notes
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
::: 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
::: straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
::: incinerate - burn to ashes
::: bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
::: brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon