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flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
fissure - crevice; crack
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
appellation - name; title
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn