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::: foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: droll - queer and amusing
::: cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back