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incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
abate - subside or moderate
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage