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contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
linguistic - pertaining to language
jocund - merry
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life