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::: intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
::: arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.