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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
replete - fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest