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foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
genre - particular variety of art or literature
copious - plentiful