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ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy