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interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
ambulatory - able to walk
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed