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sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
bilious - suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.