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::: derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
::: pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
::: postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
::: bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger