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::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
::: imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform