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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
interstice - narrow space between things
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
perturb - disturb greatly
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.