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centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
ovation - enthusiastic applause
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone