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pulmonary - pertaining to the lungs
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
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
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation