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solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
chuckle - laugh quietly
irremediable - incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
regatta - boat or yacht race