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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
linguistic - pertaining to language
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
prudent - cautious; careful; prudential