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::: pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
::: horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote