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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
celerity - speed; rapidity
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal