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::: physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
::: conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: demotic - of or pertaining to the people
::: bookish - fond of books and reading
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon