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regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
fleck - spot; mark with flecks; N: small mark or spot
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
bookish - fond of books and reading
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion