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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
monotheism - belief in one God
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come