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aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
sluggard - lazy person
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
obliterate - destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
animosity - active enmity