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::: appall - dismay; shock deeply
::: menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
::: nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
::: amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
::: primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
::: mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
::: totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
::: corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)