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chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
pauper - very poor person
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
pedagogy - teaching; art of education