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query - inquiry; question; V.
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
browbeat - bully; intimidate
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile