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::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
::: discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
::: accessible - easy to approach; obtainable
::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
::: multilingual - having many languages; fluent in several languages
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: calamity - disaster; misery