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::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
::: assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
::: lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber