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obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
unfledged - immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.