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ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
knoll - little round hill; hillock
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
vivacious - lively or animated; sprightly
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction