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::: venerate - revere; treat with great respect
::: misogamy - hatred of marriage
::: metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
::: intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
::: malodorous - foul-smelling
::: assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)