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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
contaminate - pollute