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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating