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isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
consonance - harmony; agreement
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch