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rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery