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::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
::: atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: clientele - body of customers
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate