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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore