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burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate