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::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: defection - desertion
::: pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
::: veracious - (of a person) truthful