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deleterious - harmful
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
abate - subside or moderate
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
reprisal - retaliation