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::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
::: abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
::: prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done