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opportune - timely; well-chosen
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total