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cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.