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permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
apiarist - person who keeps bees