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aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber