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actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
willowy - flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
anomaly - irregularity
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society