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implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
comestible - something fit to be eaten
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians