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::: whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
::: ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
::: vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan