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::: defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
::: pundit - authority on a subject; expert; learned person
::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
::: plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
::: 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
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first