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infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
compute - reckon; calculate
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime