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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
bode - foreshadow; portend
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous