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ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
interstice - narrow space between things
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
pendulous - hanging; suspended
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
bucolic - rustic; pastoral