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fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad