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ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
ebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner