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ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder