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::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
::: germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
::: forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
::: sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice