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::: alimentary - supplying nourishment
::: misapprehension - error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
::: eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat