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::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
::: sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
::: execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
::: fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
::: sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
::: nefarious - very wicked