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hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
appall - dismay; shock deeply