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ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
caricature - distortion; burlesque
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); รณ
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism