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biennial - every two years
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
capacious - spacious
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)