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mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity