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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk