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whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
epoch - period of time
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy