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striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
pecuniary - pertaining to money