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calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive