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ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
berate - scold strongly
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another