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periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
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
graphic - pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described