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perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
soluble - able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
warranted - justified; authorized
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant