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corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
premonitory - serving to warn
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure