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::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
::: spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
::: rotund - (of a person) fat and round
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
::: cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing