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gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
tertiary - third in order or rank
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
philology - study of language or words
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory