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gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement