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::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
::: portly - stout; corpulent
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: unravel - disentangle; solve
::: schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
::: submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent