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::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: aptitude - fitness; talent
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: hazardous - dangerous
::: buccaneer - pirate
::: culprit - one guilty of a crime
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: inkling - hint; slight indication
::: horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops