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dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
apprehensive - fearful; discerning
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
callus - area of thick hard skin
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean