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proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw