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::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
::: pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
::: jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem