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::: metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
::: parable - short simple story teaching a moral
::: hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
::: gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
::: blunder - error; stupid mistake
::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.