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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
progeny - children; offspring; descendants
influx - flowing into
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly