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apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
abscond - depart secretly and hide
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
archives - public records; place where public records are kept