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::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
::: humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
::: philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
::: natation - swimming
::: gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood