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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
entomology - study of insects
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence