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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life