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::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
::: arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
::: dribble - flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
::: solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
::: afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy