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partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
allure - entice; attract; tempt
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible