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::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
::: implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
::: filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork