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specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious