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::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
::: optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim