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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
acknowledge - recognize; admit
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
paramour - illicit lover