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chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
condiments - seasonings; spices
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
appall - dismay; shock deeply
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total