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vulpine - like a fox; crafty
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable