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tenuous - thin; slim; rare
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
knoll - little round hill; hillock
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.