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determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous