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::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
::: polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
::: graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
::: verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
::: terminus - last stop of railroad; end
::: obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision