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::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
::: impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization