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::: squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
::: apprise - inform
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song