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ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
nefarious - very wicked
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians