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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
asteroid - small planet
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
invulnerable - incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text