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::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: decelerate - slow down
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
::: odoriferous - giving off an odor
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind