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imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
gusty - windy