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nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
aversion - firm dislike
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)