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rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
cascade - small waterfall
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement