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repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
entomology - study of insects
calculated - deliberately planned; likely