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pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
primate - group of mammals including humans
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation