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surmise - guess; N.
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
sprightly - lively
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe