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obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality