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::: gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
::: mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
::: fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
::: ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
::: buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
::: cartographer - map-maker
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology