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receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
residue - remainder; balance
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder