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::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: cadaver - corpse; dead human body
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
::: anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
::: discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
::: levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
::: refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse