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corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
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
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding