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ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
aptitude - fitness; talent
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus