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matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
odorous - having an odor