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nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash