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::: confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
::: geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: cartographer - map-maker
::: astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance