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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim