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rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
aegis - shield; protection; defense
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
internecine - mutually destructive
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
phenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength