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::: ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
::: tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: soothsayer - one who foretells the future
::: crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: lofty - very high
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal