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frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output