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serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
fallible - liable to err
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
aloft - upward; high up in the air