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Word: emend

Definition: correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement


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::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
::: replicate - reproduce; duplicate
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents