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::: dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
::: consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
::: ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
::: sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
::: forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
::: meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)