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chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
innate - inborn
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle