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::: peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
::: niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
::: limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo