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coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column