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::: tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
::: climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
::: lunar - pertaining to the moon
::: parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
::: prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
::: forebears - (forbears) ancestors
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity