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complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
incinerate - burn to ashes
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
ligneous - like wood
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic