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incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
nugatory - worthless; futile
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical