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anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
girth - distance around something; circumference
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)