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::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: bookish - fond of books and reading
::: convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: knoll - little round hill; hillock
::: slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber