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::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
::: presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
::: overthrow - topple; N.
::: feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
::: probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
::: comprise - include; consist of
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral