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paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
atypical - not normal; not typical
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis