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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words