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herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
cartographer - map-maker
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement