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swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.