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impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient