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latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)