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disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
animated - lively; spirited
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp