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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion