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::: intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
::: illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology