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::: deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
::: extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
::: corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
::: stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression