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upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
denigrate - blacken; defame
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
somatic - pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)