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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
maritime - bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
baffle - frustrate; perplex
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile