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stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
cadet - student at a military school
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant