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abate - subside or moderate
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
internecine - mutually destructive
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival