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::: caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: progenitor - ancestor