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::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
::: latitude - freedom from narrow limitations
::: 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
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
::: dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
::: assail - assault