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::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
::: profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
::: galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: garner - gather; store up; amass
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity