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dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
boorish - rude; insensitive
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard