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::: podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
::: oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
::: stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
::: gainsay - deny
::: apprehensive - fearful; discerning
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
::: fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column