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claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
primate - group of mammals including humans
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
defalcate - embezzle
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy