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::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
::: claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
::: fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
::: callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
::: zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg