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isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
decelerate - slow down
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume