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::: solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
::: glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
::: desiccate - dry up
::: fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
::: unceremonious - not done politely without due formalities
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism