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combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
clime - climate
pundit - authority on a subject; expert; learned person
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
abjure - renounce upon oath