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::: fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
::: phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
::: maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
::: sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
::: painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
::: spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest