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compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
tawny - brownish yellow
substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify